Insight / Energy
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With an extensive network of energy specialists internationally, the team advises on a diverse range of energy projects, both offshore and onshore.
We have been involved in almost all major energy disasters including Piper Alpha, Sleipner B and the P36 Rig and more recently Bombay High North, Aban Pearl and Deepwater Horizon; and on the onshore side the Toulouse and Buncefield explosions.
Our expertise covers all aspects of energy activity, across the entire spectrum from upstream to downstream. This includes exploration and production; rigs; drillships; offshore vessels; offshore platforms; FPSOs and FSOs; subsea construction; well services; pipelines; LNG and renewables; coal fired plants; gas/steam turbines; wind farms; waste to energy plants; biomass; and nuclear power.
We advise in relation to drilling incidents (including well control, blowouts, punch-through problems and their resultant damage), and in relation to offshore production and construction units ( including planning and building, production and operation risks and decommissioning).
In addition to representing the insurance market, we also act for owners and operators in contractual disputes and also in defence of liabilities. Since Macondo, we have advised a number of offshore and other trade associations in relation to pollution liability regimes worldwide, the allocation of risk between different interested parties in the drilling operation and the insurance consequences thereof.
Our expertise in offshore energy is backed by significant oil and gas sector capabilities globally across our dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, projects and construction and health, safety & environment practices.